Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) e-learning

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  • Course Length: CPD hours: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Delivery Method: Online/Distance Learning
  • Suitable for: Individual


The Mental Capacity Act: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards procedure (MCA DoLS) provides the legal framework to prevent unlawful deprivation of liberty occurring to particular vulnerable people living in hospitals or care homes.


This Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) e-learning course is for all people who work:
• With vulnerable adults
• In hospitals and care homes
• In Social Care who have responsibility for implementing the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

This Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) e-learning course is suitable for learners who are new to the subject or those who wish to refresh their knowledge.

About this course

Upon successful completion of this course you will be automatically awarded a certificate containing the course name, completion date, CPD hours and learning objectives.

The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.


This Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) e-learning course will enable you to know:
• What the deprivation of liberty safeguards are
• The background and the law to the safeguards
• Who the safeguards apply to
• What deprivation of liberty is
• When a person can be deprived of their liberty
• The difference between restraint and deprivation of liberty
• Situations which can lead to deprivation of liberty
• Strategies to help prevent deprivation of liberty
• The process of identifying risk and requesting authorisation
• The ‘standard’ and ‘urgent authorisation process
• The requirement to keep good records
• The six assessments
• The role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate
• What happens when the assessments are completed and the requirements are not met / met
• The relevant person’s representative
• Authorisation and review
• Applications to the Court of Protection
• The role of the Care Quality Commission
• Unauthorised deprivation of liberty

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